Mediation is indeed a different approach than litigation.
Mediation is easier on children. Working together in addressing the needs of their children, parents work out a parenting plan that works best for them. The mediator assists with determining the Child Support obligations of the parents. Children are not put in the middle.
Mediation reduces the stress – and the cost – of divorce. The complicated, and often contentious, issues of Equitable Distribution and Spousal Support (Alimony) are worked out with the assistance of the mediator. You make the decisions that are best for you and your unique situation.
The benefits of mediation with Alliance Mediation Services
Less stress – You proceed at your own pace and there are no court appearances in the process.
Less expense – Litigated divorce costs much more than mediation. In addition, with mediation there are no retainer fees and you control the expenditures.
Less time – Most mediated divorce agreements are completed in a limited number of sessions and in much less time than litigated divorce.
Less formal – All sessions are conducted in a safe, informal setting.
Private and confidential – Only you, your spouse and the mediator participate.
Divorce mediation has been around for decades. However, when couples face the difficult and emotional issues related to separating their lives, they initially think of getting an attorney and fighting. Fear of loss, and a general fear of the uncertain future, can drive many people directly into expensive litigation. Discussions with a mediator, be it an attorney mediator or non-attorney mediator, can provide insight into the best choice for you and your spouse. Mediation is the better, easier and less expensive way to get a divorce. More and more couples are benefiting from the process. Find out if it can be helpful for your situation.
Contact us for a no-obligation consultation to help you determine if mediation might be a better path to take on the difficult road to separation and divorce.